Rescue the Remedy for Orphaned African Penguin Chicks

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Thu, 10/30/2008
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Yesterday, in a mercy mission to Dyer Island, officials rescued an initial 35 chicks and more will likely be collected from the island in the coming days.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Controversial ivory sales close today in South Africa

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Thu, 11/06/2008
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The three former sales totaled an estimated 60 tons (55 tonnes) of ivory. According to media reports, approximately USD $7MIL was yielded as a result by these three countries combined. This is merely a fraction of what such amounts of raw ivory would garner in Asian markets.

Both China and Japan have been approved as trading partners for this ivory and are known to be among the world’s largest illegal ivory markets.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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38 smuggled Gyrfalcons seized and released back to wild on Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Fri, 11/14/2008
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The birds were seized by the local road police. The Gyrfalcons had been transported in a lorry of the local construction workers, the birds were then wrapped with fabric bandages with non-transparent caps on their heads – a typical “smugglers package”. The alleged owners assured the police that they had purchased the birds by chance from an unknown person in one of the villages of the Milkovo district, northern Kamchatka.

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Moscow, Russia
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Igor Beliatski (IFAW, Russia)
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One of 4 Gyrfalcons released by IFAW in Kamchatka, Russia on November 2006.

International sale of elephant ivory begins in southern Africa, amid controversy

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Mon, 10/27/2008
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Both China and Japan have been approved as trading partners for this ivory and are known to be among the world’s largest illegal ivory markets.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW Headquarters)
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On Thursday, 6th November, South Africa will sell 51 tons of stockpiled ivory to buyers representing Japan and China. The ivory stockpiles have been kept at secure premises at Skukuza Camp, in the Kruger National Park, and were placed on view to the media last week ahead of tomorrow's auction which will take place in Pretoria.

eBay announces ivory ban in wake of IFAW report

Publication Date: 
Mon, 10/20/2008

eBay’s decision was announced just hours before the release of IFAW’s latest investigative report showing Internet trade in wildlife poses a significant and immediate threat to the survival of elephants and many other endangered species.

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San Francisco, CA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Tiger Day in Russia unites efforts of Government, scientists, NGOs and World Bank to save tigers and preserve biodiversity

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Fri, 09/26/2008
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Regional and federal officials, scientists and practitioners responsible for tiger conservation in the Russian Far East will be joined at the Tiger Day events by representatives of the World Bank, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), AMUR, Phoenix Fund, Zoological Society of London, other members of the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA), leading international tiger experts from the Smithsonian Institution and Save The Tiger Fund (STF) in Washi

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Vladivostok, Russia
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Penguins flown South for record-breaking release to the wild in Brazil

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Mon, 10/06/2008
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The airlift departed from Salvador in the northeastern state of Bahía on Friday and flew 2,500 kilometers to reach its destination. Upon landing, the precious cargo of juvenile penguins was loaded onto trucks and headed for an overnight stay at the Center for Recovery of Marine Animals (CRAM). The next morning the rested birds were taken to Cassino beach. They were released with a smaller group of adult penguins that had been rehabilitated after becoming oiled. Experts hope these more mature and experienced birds will guide the younger animals south.

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Rio Grande, Brazil
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International ivory sale to be held for first time in decade

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Tue, 10/14/2008

The 57th session of the Standing Committee for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) ruled just months ago that China was fit to become a trading partner for the ivory, while Japan was previously approved. Both nations are known to be among the world’s largest illegal ivory markets. Several multiple ton seizures have been made at Chinese ports in recent years.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Animal Rescue operations underway in flooded Bihar, India

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Tue, 09/09/2008
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On August 18th, a flash flood resulting from a broken embankment on the river Kosi in neighbouring Nepal swept away thousands of human beings and animals with many villages wiped off the face of the earth. Millions of people and cattle are staying in makeshift camps made out of plastic sheets and bamboo.

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Bihar, India
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Rehabilitated penguins are released following oil spill in Uruguay

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Thu, 07/17/2008
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org ) and local group SOCOBIOMA (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), led a coalition of NGOs tasked with this oiled wildlife response in South America.

All animals are tagged with IFAW bands – www.ifaw.org/penguinband , which will allow veterinarians and other specialists to monitor the animals after their release.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
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